Book – His First and Last (Ardent Springs)
Author – Terri Osburn
Publication Date – April 21, 2015
Genre – Romance
Type – Companion Series
Cliffhanger - No
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Complimentary Copy generously provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
At eighteen, Lorelei Pratchett couldn’t wait to get out of her hometown. Twelve years later, her Hollywood dreams have fizzled and she’s back—temporarily, she thinks. Though she throws herself into saving the old theater and starting a baking business, small towns have long memories, and Lorelei’s wild past still haunts her. It doesn’t help that her ex-boyfriend, Spencer Boyd, is even hotter, smarter, and more distracting than before.
The fiery Lorelei that Spencer knew years ago may have become closed off and cautious, but their chemistry hasn’t faded one bit. Losing her a second time is unthinkable to him, yet Lorelei is convinced she doesn’t belong in Ardent Springs. Somehow, Spencer needs to show her that everything she needs is right here: family, friendship, new beginnings…and a man who’s never stopped loving her.
Warm, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny, His First and Last is an irresistible story of first love and second chances.
My Thoughts - Story
This was such a sweet second chance love story but I spent the beginning of the book really hating Lorelei and thinking Spencer was stupid for putting all his faith in this woman.
But as the book progressed, I did find myself opening up to these characters and rooting for them and their HEA.
I enjoyed the writing and the descriptions from the author – I fell in love with the small town the author painted and the Norman Rockwell setting.
Lorelei finds herself back where she hates it the most – Ardent Springs. Leaving behind her first love and her grandmother, she is thrown directly back in the line of fire from the townspeople and the embarrassing way she left things.
This time around, Spencer and her grandmother have different plans on how to make Lorelei set her apron strings to stay for good.
Reason for Reading – NetGalley
Story Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Steam Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Angst Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Writing Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Content Flow Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Would Read More from Author? Possibly
Recommend To – Anyone who likes a story about second chances.